Things were back to normal for the week ending February 6 and Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Two and a Half Men and The Oprah Winfrey Show assumed their usual positions as the top four shows in the rankings.
Dr. Phil got a good start to February sweep, up 26% from the previous week to a 3.4 household rating, the biggest week to week gain of any talk show. Oprah saw a week-to-week decline of 16%, but the prior week included the supercharged "secret sister" episode. Oprah still stood far above the other talk shows and won the battle for daytime supremacy over Judge Judy.
Though Live! with Regis and Kelly didn't see much of an immediate bump when Regis announced this would be his last year on the show, perhaps the announcement is adding fuel to ratings fire. The 3.1 rating for the week ending February 6 was 'Live!'s" highest weekly average in over two years -- since the week of December 22-28, 2008.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 6, 2011:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||8.4||13,886|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.4||10,722|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||5.4||7,517|
|5||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.9||7,225|
|7||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||4.3||6,916|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.1||6,793|
|9||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.5||5,167|
|10||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||3.5||5,743|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.4||4,555|
|12||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||3.3||5,505|
|13||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||3.1||4,160|
|14||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||4,474|
|15||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||4,317|
|16||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||2.9||4,531|
|17||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||......S||2.9||4,571|
|18||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.7||3,749|
|20||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||3,784|
|21||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.6||4,173|
|25||EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN||CTD||......S||2.3||3,613|
Why Aren't The Simpsons on This List?!
While The Simpsons repeats are available nationally its ratings are not counted in the weekly syndicated ratings because The Simpsons does not sell any national advertising in syndication.
Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting. While we get the broadcast and cable ratings for the prior Monday-Sunday period every Tuesday, there is an extra week of lag time with the syndicated ratings and these numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last.
For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.
BUENA VISTA items are syndicated packages of old Disney movies.
DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.
AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.